Fellowship-Trained Elbow Surgeon
Elbow pain can be a result of a condition that has developed over time or the result of a recent injury. We frequently use our elbow joints during the day and this constant use can lead to overuse injuries.
At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, we understand that pain in the elbow can make everyday activities challenging. Our elbow expert, Dr. Thomas Ebinger, understands that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
How Do I Know If I Need Elbow Orthopedic Care?
If you’re experiencing any of the following elbow pain symptoms, it may be time to visit a Steindler elbow specialist.
- Pain in the elbow area
- Stiffness or swelling
- Limited range of motion
- Cracking of elbow joint
How Can I Schedule An Appointment?
Whether it is from a persistent condition or a sudden injury, getting an evaluation from an expert is the first step in relieving your pain. To schedule an appointment with our elbow specialist, Dr. Ebinger, please call us at (319) 338-3606.
Common Elbow Conditions
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome, also known as ulnar nerve entrapment, happens when your ulnar nerve gets irritated or compressed at the inside of your elbow. This can result in numbness, pain, or weakness. Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome are numbness and tingling in the hand, weak grip, or clumsiness due to muscle weakness, or aching pain on the inside of the elbow. Treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is rest and stopping any activity that aggravates the area or a splint/foam brace for the elbow.
Tennis elbow is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. Although it is often referred to as a tennis elbow, this condition can be caused by any repetitious use of these muscles. Symptoms of tennis elbow is burning or pain on the outer elbow that may travel to your wrist, stiffness or pain on the outer elbow that may travel to your wrist, stiffness or pain when extending the arm, or a swollen elbow joint. Treatment for tennis elbow is physical therapy, rest from activities that aggravate the area, or a splint.
Elbow bursitis is when the bursa, a thin fluid-filled sac located at the elbow’s boney tip, becomes inflamed and irritated. This can happen due to trauma, prolonged pressure, or infection. Symptoms of elbow bursitis are swelling around the elbow, pain when moving the elbow, or discoloration and warmth in the area. Treatment for elbow bursitis is resting the area so it will heal, medication to take down the inflammation, or immobilizing the elbow through means of a brace.
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